Articles | Volume 2, issue 1
Geosci. Commun., 2, 69–82, 2019
Geosci. Commun., 2, 69–82, 2019

Research article 06 Mar 2019

Research article | 06 Mar 2019

The takeover of science communication: how science lost its leading role in the public discourse on carbon capture and storage research in daily newspapers in Germany

Simon Schneider

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CCS media coverage in Germany was dominated by other stakeholders than science itself. If science will remain a proactive element of science communication, new approaches for future science PR have be deduced. Among these is a more differentiated understanding of target audiences and regional concerns. Furthermore, science communication has to gain a better understanding of sociocultural contexts to become more effective and successful.
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